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Filing of fifth Republican triggers School Board primary

A fifth Republican candidate qualified to run for the Henderson County School Board on Tuesday, triggering a March primary to nominate four candidates for the general election. Later, a sixth Republican filed.

Terrill Rashaud "Tae" Brown and Beth Campbell join Amy Lynn Holt, Robert Bridges, Kathy G. Revis and Michael Absher in the Republican primary for School Board race. Democrat Mary Ellen Kustin has also filed to run.

Meanwhile, Tiffany Watson Councill filed to run for an at large seat on the Mills River Town Council as qualifying for local, state and national office entered its final days. Councill and Jeff Moore have filed for the two at large seats in Mills River. Neither of the incumbents, Jeff Young and Randy Austin, had filed for re-election as of Wednesday afternoon.

The filing period ends at noon Friday, Dec. 15. The primary election is March 5 and the general election is Nov. 5. The last day to register to vote or change voter registration for the primary is Feb. 9 (except for military or overseas voters, who may register until 5 p.m. the day before the election). Here are the candidates who have filed as of Wednesday afternoon (with party affiliation indicated in partisan elections):

  • Flat Rock Mayor, Anne Guerard Coletta
  • Flat Rock District 1, Thomas F. Carpenter
  • Flat Rock District 3, Cheryl Stuller
  • Laurel Park Mayor, Carey O'Cain
  • Laurel Park Town Council, George Banta
  • Laurel Park Town Council, Travis Bonnema
  • County Commissioner District 2, Daniel Andreotta, R
  • County Commissioner District 2, Sheila Franklin, R
  • County Commissioner District 2, Erik Weber, D
  • County Commissioner District 5, Jay Egolf, R
  • County Commissioner District 5, David Harold Hill, R
  • Hendersonville City Council, Jennifer Hensley
  • Hendersonville City Council, Lyndsey N. Simpson
  • Fletcher Town Council District 2, Keith Reed
  • Fletcher Town Council District 3, James Player
  • Mills River Town Council at large, Jeff Moore
  • Mills River Town Council at large, Tiffany Councill
  • School Board, Amy Lynn Holt, R
  • School Board, Robert Bridges, R
  • School Board, Michael Absher, R
  • School Board, Kathy G. Revis, R

  • School Board, Tae Brown, R
  • School Board, Beth Campbell, R
  • School Board, Mary Ellen Kustin, D

  • NC Senate District 48, Timothy Moffitt, R
  • NC House District 113, Jake Johnson, R
  • NC House District 117, Jennifer Capps Balkcom, R
  • District Court Judge Seat 1, James Marshall, R
  • District Court Judge Seat 2, Gene Johnson, R
  • District Court Judge Seat 3, Monica Jean Gillett, R

  • District Court Judge Seat 4, Kim Gasperson Justice, R